• OU football: Q&A with prep running back Lamical Perine

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Lamical Perine would very much like an Oklahoma scholarship offer ... a three-star running back from Theodore, Ala., Perine has offers from Mississippi State and several mid-major schools.

  • High schools: University of Houston assistant Derek Warehime hits the recruiting trail in native Oklahoma

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The 32-year-old football coach has worked at five different colleges in three different states — not counting his first job as a student assistant at his alma mater, Tulsa — and at each stop, his recruiting trail has passed through Oklahoma.

  • High school notebook: Colorado the latest to extend offer Del City's Terry Wilson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program.

  • High school notebook: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris, Southmoore's Noah Jones add offers

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Two of the metro area’s top prospects picked up offers on Monday, with Ohio continuing to pursue Oklahoma kids. The Bobcats offered Heritage Hall offensive lineman Luther Harris, a 6-foot-6, 360-pound junior who also has an offer from Tulsa.

  • Recruiting notebook: Southmoore's Brey Walker, NEO's Maurice Chandler get OU offers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Southmoore offensive lineman Brey Walker is nearing the end of his freshman year, and he now boasts scholarship offers from the state’s most prominent programs.

  • High school notebook: Del City's Terry Wilson among football players to receive offers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Del City’s Terry Wilson improved his scholarship offer list to four Monday when Memphis became the latest to extend an offer to the dual-threat quarterback. He isn’t the only player from the state picking up interest lately.

  • High school notebook: Carl Albert's Nathan Christmon to walk on at OSU

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    A three-year starter at Carl Albert and one of the most reliable linebackers in the Oklahoma City metro area, Nathan Christmon III has accepted an invitation to be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma State.

  • Oklahoma football gets first in-state commitment for 2016

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    After hosting their first junior day event for the 2016 class, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Victory Christian’s Jon-Michael Terry. Terry is expected to join the Sooners as a linebacker. Terry (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) plays defensive end and wide receiver for the Conquerors. He received the Oklahoma offer, his first Division I offer, earlier […]

  • Oklahoma high school athlete signing list: Feb. 4, 2015

    Compiled by Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    BASEBALL Andrew Bolen, Silo (Arkansas) Brady Bradshaw, Noble (Crowder) Blake Brewster, Moore (OU) Chase Burgess, Jenks (NEO) Riley Cabral, Carl Albert (Chipola College) Joseph Corbett, McGuinness (Ark.-Little Rock) Joel Davis, Midwest City/Seminole St. (Texas A&M) Jonathan Davis, Edmond North (Ark.-Little Rock) Aiden Doherty, Deer Creek (NSU) Jackson Goddard, Holland Hall (Kansas) Dylan Grove, Moore (OU) Thomas Hughes, Norman North (OU) Barrett Loseke, Jenks (Arkansas) Joshua Matelsky, Putnam City North (Dodge City CC) Trevor McCutchin, Owasso (ORU) Josh McMinn, SW Covenant/Union City (ORU) Zach Parish, Sequoyah-Tahlequah

  • Brothers J.R., Ty Hensley share moment as J.R. signs with Hawaii

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    J.R. Hensley then told the crowd at his signing ceremony that the best day of his life came when his brother Ty was drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.Ty Hensley followed suit, appearing ecstatic for his little brother.

  • Recruiting: Douglass' Dameko Doddles will continue honoring his mother while playing at Wyoming

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    From the time he was little, Dameko Doddles and his mother talked about him becoming a college football player one day. It was a dream they had together, but for the last 10 months, Doddles was forced to pursue it on his own, following his mother’s death last April. “I live life for her,” Doddles said of his mother, Meshelle, who died last April following a three-year battle with cervical cancer. “When I was little, she would talk to me about how she wanted me to go to college and do great things. I’m doing it all for her.” Doddles signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Wyoming on Wednesday afternoon in the Douglass High School auditorium, where he was joined by a pair of teammates

  • OU football: New offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley the difference in recruitment of Westmoore's Dahu Green

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    MOORE — Once he made the decision to commit to Oklahoma on Monday, Westmoore wide receiver Dahu Green never second guessed himself. But standing in front of several hundred classmates, teachers, family and friends on Wednesday morning at his signing ceremony, Green got nervous. He shook a bit, fiddling with his OU hat as he signed the official papers a few moments before the ceremonial signing. Green was committed to Washington State until flipping Monday to Oklahoma. He had previously been committed to Louisville. “The OU offer coming in late kind of made it a little bumpy, but I figured that was the place I wanted to be,” Green said of the last few days before signing day.

  • Oklahoma State Signing Day 2015: Antwan Hadley

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Hometown/school : Lake Wales, Fla. (Lake Wales/Butler CC) Position : Defensive back Height, Weight : 6-3, 210 Stars (Rivals;Scout;ESPN) : 2;2;3 Highlights : http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1599204/antwan-hadley

  • OSU Signing Day 2015: Marcus Keyes

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Hometown/school : Port Allen, La. (Port Allen) Position : Offensive lineman Height, Weight : 6-5, 280 Stars (Rivals;Scout;ESPN) : 2;2;3 Highlights : http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1846132/marcus-keyes

  • OSU football: Running back signee Chris Carson a big addition for Cowboys' recruiting class

    By CLIFF BRUNT , AP Sports Writer | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Oklahoma State filled a major need by signing running back Chris Carson on Wednesday. Carson, ranked as one of the nation’s top junior college backs, had previously committed to his homestate Georgia Bulldogs. He played for Butler (Kan.) Community College last season, where he ran for 994 yards and nine touchdowns. The Cowboys kicked standout Tyreek Hill off the team after he was arrested following a domestic violence incident, and Desmond Roland was a senior, leaving the team thin at running back. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said he felt good about his chances of getting the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Carson after his visit. “He’s mature,” Gundy said.

  • Recruiting: Casady's Josh Wariboko turns down Sooners, commits to UCLA

    BY JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writer, jcarlson@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Offensive line standout Josh Wariboko-Alali signed with UCLA on Wednesday morning. He chose the Bruins over Oklahoma and Ohio State. Wariboko-Alali is the top player on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and is considered one of the best recruits in the nation at his position. His decision Wednesday ended several years of intense recruitment of the Casady standout. Wariboko-Alali committed to OU in June 2013 and stayed with that pledge for nearly a year. Then in April, he decommitted and re-opened his recruiting. That created a frenzy for the 6-foot-3, 310-pound lineman, who amassed more than 30 scholarship offers. Late in the season, he let it be known that he would announce his verbal commitment at the Under Armour

  • Kansas State signee Darreyl Patterson: 'The next four years I'm there we're going to beat OU'

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    High school recruiting: Lawton’s Darreyl Patterson, Jalin Barnett make it official, sign with Kansas State and Nebraska, respectively.

  • Kingfisher has six athletes sign to play college football

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    KINGFISHER — Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers has never needed so many tables for a signing day ceremony. The Class 3A program sent six football players to colleges on Wednesday, including two Division I signees — Wyoming’s Kaden Jackson and Kansas’ Jace Sternberger. Southern Nazarene landed a pair of Yellowjackets, twin brothers Brady and Brett Smith, while Docker Haub and Wendell Prim signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State. “This is my 11th season and this is the biggest class we’ve had, as far as kids signing to go play college football — which is awesome,” Myers said. “It’s exciting for us, for our school, for our community.

  • OU football: Will Sunderland becomes first Midwest City player since 1996 to sign with Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    MIDWEST CITY — Will Sunderland struggled to get to sleep Tuesday night. The Midwest City safety was anxious and excited to make his commitment to Oklahoma official and sign with the Sooners. He did just that Wednesday morning, becoming the first Bomber since Rodney Rideau (now Rideaux) to sign with Oklahoma. Rideau signed with the Sooners in 1996. Wearing an OU t-shirt, Sunderland was one of 17 Midwest City football players to sign letters of intent to play college football on Wednesday and clearly the most high profile. “This is my dream school,” Sunderland said. “I’m just ready to go up there after I graduate, work hard and hopefully get a national championship with Bob Stoops and Mike Stoops.

  • Recruiting: Arkansas State getting a steal in Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand?

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    There are not many high school football players with more exciting highlight reels than Edmond Memorial’s Warren Wand. The small, shifty running back has a knack for making tacklers miss and look foolish, reminiscent of Barry Sanders. Edmond Memorial opponents did not want to punt the ball to Wand, where his elusiveness was reminiscent of Joe Washington. Wand finished his career at Edmond Memorial with 5,085 yard rushing, and that includes almost one full season where the Bulldogs experimented with Wand at quarterback. He scored 48 touchdowns in his career and finished as the school’s second leading rusher and scorer all-time, only behind former Edmond Memorial standout Mark Olbert who played running back for the